Sunday, October 18, 2009

The fundamental evil ...

... of the world arose from the fact
that the good Lord has not created enough money.

Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)


  1. Or perhaps enough money but a surfeit of greed, a trait recently seen among a certain company that trades oil products...

  2. I agree with Jams. The fundamental evil..." is greed. The rich always grabbing more than they need, and not willing to share.

    The good Lord is not responsible, Mr.Heine. I'm sure you knew that. I read that you died saying,"God will forgive me. It's his job."

  3. Lady Limoncello,
    seems like the character of homo sapiens sapiens did not evolve during the past centuries, hm?

    ah, if there were just the oily masters of "Trafigura" ...

    as for the first paragraph: d'accord.

    As for the second: Here this agnostic is taming his tongue respectively his fingers. :)
    Difficult, anyway, to surpass Heine's irony.

  4. Sean - That's what I like about Henrich Heine. Tongue-in-cheek...He was superb with sarcasm! Also a great poet (very well translated).

    A pleasure to discover him. Thank you!